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22/02/04

RECENT events in Haitian history

San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA … agreement. Feb. 22, 2004 — Rebels seize Cap-Haitien, Haiti's second-largest city, and vow to press on to the capital, Port-au-Prince.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/02/22/international1518EST0549.DTL

HAITIAN rebels attack northern port city
Anchorage Daily News - Anchorage,AK,USA
CAP-HAITIEN Haiti (February 22, 7:46 am AST) - Rebels attacked the government's last major stronghold in Haiti's north Sunday, and witnesses said they heard ...
http://www.adn.com/24hour/world/story/1155397p-8048194c.html

OPPOSITION faces 'serious consequences' if it rejects peace plan
Channel News Asia - Singapore
... on the opposition and armed insurgents who now control several towns
in Haiti's ... been killed since the rebels took the northwestern town
of Gonaives February 5 ...
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/72278/1/.html

REBEL forces take Haiti's second largest city
Xinhua - China
... The rebel forces have captured several towns in Haiti's north since they rose up in mid-February, demanding that President Jean Bertrand Aristide resign. ...
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-02/22/content_1325965.htm

21/02/04

U.S. ‘Playing Games’ With Haiti, Say Policy Critics:
“The United States is playing games with Haiti,” claims native-born Haitian Robert Fatton Jr., chairman of the Government and Foreign Affairs department at the University of Virginia
www.bet.com/articles/0,,c1gb8839-9697,00.html

ARISTIDE on familiar ground
Indianapolis Star - Indianapolis, IN, USA
... survived several attempts on his life as a priest espousing revolt and was ousted in a coup within months of becoming Haiti's ... I will leave the palace February ...
http://www.indystar.com/articles/8/122984-7668-010.html

HAITIAN detainees begin fast in Miami
Boston Globe - Boston, MA, USA
... indicated that some had relatives who have died in the violence in Haiti. ... a mass exodus anytime soon but acknowledged that could change if the insurrection in ...
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/02/22/haitian_detainees_begin_fast_in_miami

HAITI in uproar
Worcester Telegram - Worcester, MA, USA
... Rev. DiGeronimo clearly remembers his trip to Haiti during President Aristide's inauguration in February 2001. "He had great support from the poor people. ...
http://www.telegram.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040222/NEWS/402220416/1008/NEWS02

ARISTIDE agrees to peace plan for Haiti
Stuff.co.nz - New Zealand
... attacked by armed Aristide loyalists, erupted into full revolt on February... The rebellion spread through northwest and central Haiti, killing more than 50 people ...
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2822568a12,00.html

LACKING Accord, Diplomats Leave a Divided Haiti
New York Times – New York, NY, USA … the plan, again insisted that he would complete his term that ends February … Either Haiti would slide into civil war, setting off a humanitarian crisis and a … www.nytimes.com/2004/02/22/international/americas/22ARIS.html

STALEMATE in Haiti peace talks
NDTV.com – India The challenges confronting Haiti in implementing a political solution to the country's … In the rebel-held town of Gonaives, leaders of the insurrection reacted … www.ndtv.com/morenews/showmorestory.asp?slug=Stalemate+in+Haiti+peace+talks&id=49383

JOURNALISTS attacked in Haiti
CNN International – World … both rebels and Aristide backers at roadblocks since the uprising began February … Haiti's most prominent journalist, Jean Dominique, was assassinated in 2000 at … edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/americas/02/21/haiti.targeting.press.ap/

HAITI'S crisis worsens as Aristide foes dig in heels
Channel News Asia – Singapore … It is unsafe to remain in Haiti … since the insurgency began to complicate the political crisis when rebels took the northwestern town of Gonaives on February 5 … www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/72223/1/.html

HAITI peace plan rejected
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia International mediators have failed to break Haiti's worsening political crisis as opponents of … stem the violence that has left at least 57 dead since February … www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/02/22/1077384629517.html

DIPLOMATS Leave Haiti Without Agreement
Wyoming News – WY,USA By MARK STEVENSON Sunday, February 22, 2004. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A diplomatic delegation left Haiti after failing to persuade opponents of President Jean Bertrand Aristide www.casperstartribune.net/articles/2004/02/22/ap/Headlines/d80s50681.txt

ARISTIDE agrees to peace plan for Haiti
Reuters - London,England,UK
... February 5 when an armed gang that once supported Aristide kicked police out of the city of Gonaives. The rebellion spread through northwest and central Haiti ...
http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=462248&section=news

US orders partial withdrawal from embassy in Haiti
Boston Globe - Boston,MA,USA
By George Gedda, Associated Press, 2/21/2004 14:20. WASHINGTON (AP) The State Department, citing continued violence in Haiti, ordered the withdrawal on Saturday ...
http://www.boston.com/dailynews/052/wash/U_S_orders_partial_withdrawal_:.shtml

US envoys present peace plan to Haiti
Anchorage Daily News - Anchorage,AK,USA
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (February 21, 8:19 am AST) - A US-led diplomatic mission presented Haiti's government and opposition with a peace plan Saturday, hoping ...
http://www.adn.com/24hour/front/story/1154121p-8041625c.html

ARISTIDE supporters clash with protesters in Haiti
Tacoma News Tribune - Tacoma,WA,USA
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (February 21, 5:54 am PST) - Militants loyal to President Jean-Bertrand Aristide clashed with protesters demanding his resignation…
http://www.tribnet.com/24hour/world/story/1154064p-8041625c.html

WHY Is Haiti Cursed?
Merh News Agency – Tehran,Iran
… Then on 5 February the former Cannibals seized control of the whole city of … Nowhere else in Latin America comes close to matching Haiti‘s dismal record…
www.mehrnews.com/wfNewsDetails_en.aspx?NewsID=60780&t=Political

HAVOC IN HAITI
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
By ANDY SOLTIS. February 21, 2004 — Americans … In Haiti, there were no new reports of casualties added to the 60 or so deaths suffered in the insurrection…
www.nypost.com/news/worldnews/18539.htm

SET the right priorities in Haiti
Miami Herald – Miami,FL,USA
… It shouldn’t take an armed invasion of Haiti to put an end to … An effort by Mr. Aristide’s critics to curtail the growing insurrection would demonstrate that…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/7987459.htm

FOREIGNERS flee violence in Haiti
Newark Star Ledger – Newark,NJ,USA
… Aristide’s term ends February 2006, and he has said he will not leave
… Minister Denis Coderre, who will join an international delegation
arriving in Haiti today…
www.nj.com/news/ledger/index.ssf?/base/news-13/1077347469168090.xml

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